Euro zone current account surplus narrows in April

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The euro zone's adjusted current account surplus narrowed to 20.9 billion euros in April from 24.7 billion euros a month earlier, mostly on a drop in the trade surplus, the European Central Bank said on Wednesday.

FRANKFURT, June 19 (Reuters) - The euro zone's adjusted current account surplus narrowed to 20.9 billion euros in April from 24.7 billion euros a month earlier, mostly on a drop in the trade surplus, the European Central Bank said on Wednesday.

Based on unadjusted figures, the surplus narrowed to 19.2 billion euros from 35.1 billion a month earlier, the ECB said in a regular monthly release.

(Reporting by Balazs Koranyi; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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